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KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian children is controversial, so putin's strategy is to appeal to russian patriotism. >> as far as i know from opinion polls, the vast majority of russian citizens have a negative opinion of foreigners adopting our children. russia can and must look after its own children. >> at the same time, a russian judge acquitted a former prison doctor. human rights activists say he is responsible for the death of a russian lawyer in 2009. the lawyer was imprisoned after accusing russian officials of the $230 million tax fraud. since his death, relations beween the u.s. and russia have increasingly soured, culminating in the adoption van -- ban.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
a shooting inside police headquarters. the egyptian president has signed into law a controversial new constitution after official confirmation should a clear majority for the document in a referendum. >> morsi is due to address parliament on saturday after appointing 90 members to the senate. >> critics say the new basic law is islamist and undemocratic. >> the opposition kept up its protest for weeks, but it was not enough. anchor fled on the streets of cairo after official results were announced. critics say the referendum was marred by fraud. am i in my opinion, the revolution continues, and the constitution does not exist. a constitution has to be for everyone, not split the people of egypt. >> everybody knows the results are wrong. i will continue protesting peacefully until our demands are met. >> egypt's election commission says nearly 64% of voters approved the constitution in tibia will rounds of balloting, a clear majority, but the overall turnout was only about 33%. with the official results in, the constitution's islamists supporters are looking ahead. the muslim -- the mu
KCSMMHZ
Dec 29, 2012 8:30am PST
, the spanish government has changed laws regarding business hours. it wants visitors to the crisis- ridden country to have more time to spend money -- 90 hours a week instead of 72. >> it should help encourage trade and create more jobs in the sector. >> but the plans are threatening the siesta. the tradition of the lengthy break to unwind and relax is being sacrificed to the demands of the market. the spanish siesta was introduced in response to extreme working conditions. during the post-war period, it was not just the afternoon heat that force people to take a break. >> a lot of people had to take on two jobs at the same time. it was the only way to divide up the day so that you rested not just at night, but also had a break during the day. >> and health-care professionals say it is still a good idea. they recommend a 20-minute midday nap. they say it makes a difference at night. than a 10% of insomnia cases are chronic, and they are usually caused by work. we over lows hour days to the point where we no longer sleep well. we do not give ourselves break, and when we need more time, we t
KCSMMHZ
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
separated and recycled. >> the law allows the trash collectors to pick up plastic packaging, waste paper and scrap metal. the problem is that they also collect other kinds of refuse, especially electrical scrap. they know metal brings them good money. but the rest is not disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, because refrigerators and other appliances often contain harmful substances. >> seoul's households throw away about 1000 tons of electrical scrap every month -- a mountain of old fax machines, rice cookers, and mobile telephones. until now, just under 20% of it was recycled. seoul hopes this new facility will increase that figure. what's been dubbed urban mining is gaining ground around the world -- refuse becomes a resource. the workers cannibalize microwaves and computers, looking for silver, copper and even gold -- more than 50 kilograms of the valuable precious metal have already been recovered here. >> the work is often done in developing countries, but in a way that exploits women and children and poisons the environment. here in south korea, we have to import a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
that the document should serve as proof of japan's claim. they have historical and law enforcement grounds for claims of sovereignty. it says bringing up an unsigned document demonstrates a lack of confidence over the issue among japanese. the statement says what it calls tricks won't change the fact that the islands are chinese territory. >>> geothermal power is attracting global attention. in southeast asia, the philippines is taking advantage of the sustainable energy source and its usage rate is the second highest in the world. now it's strengthening its industry by teaming up with counterparts from around the globe. >> reporter: steam rises and the air smells faintless of rotten eggs. it is the second largest geothermal power plant in the philippines. the philippines scrapped their nuclear power program in the 1980s in order to pursue renewable energy. gee yoe thermal accounts for 22% of the country's energy. that is the second highest rate in the world. the national economy is on the rise as is the demand for power. to meet that growth, the government has the ambitious goal of increa
KCSMMHZ
Jan 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
of democrats and republicans in congress, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession and obviously could have had a severe impact on families all across america. >> the deadline that congress imposed on itself had already passed, but it did not cause any real harm because important ro financial markets remained closed on new year's day. automatic tax increases could have pushed u.s. back into economic recession -- pushed the u.s. back into economic recession. tax rates will go up for only those earning over $400,000. in herington is -- inheritances over $5 million will also be heavily taxed. president obama immediately left washington to rejoin his family in hawaii, but the next battle is already in view. in the next two months, congress will need to raise the debt limit to allow treasury to borrow more money and it must agree on spending cuts to reduce the deficit. >> for more analysis, we are joined by our washington correspondent. lawmakers have voted what many -- have ave
KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american's paycheck will get considerably smaller. and that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy, it would be bad for middle class families, and it would be bad for businesses that depend on family spending. fortunately, congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now. i just had a good and constructive discussion here at the white house with senate and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. and i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> the president obama says if time runs out, he will urge democratic senators to put forward a basic package for a vote. obama has been pushing republicans to limit tax breaks to people making less than $250,000 a year. he also at one point raised the threshold to $400,000. but the republicans want the hikes to apply to people who make an annual income of $1 million or more. obama also wants to extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans. some analysts bel
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